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SharePoint 2016 Preview Installation – Step 3 Configure Database Issue

I had trouble on SharePoint Configuration “Step 3 – Configure Database” when installing the SharePoint 2016 Preview on a single developer VM. Step 3 never completed its processing after running for 8+ hours. Here’s my work around: Disable UAC via the registry setting and reboot. Use the New-SPConfigurationDatabase powershell script to create the configdb. Run PSConfigUI …

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Azure Service Fabric: a Platform for Mission Critical Apps – Part 1

Microsoft’s unveiling of HoloLens at Build 2015 caused a lot of excitement. But for me the biggest excitement was something Microsoft released that we can download now. It’s this: This is Preview 1 of Azure Service Fabric. If you aren’t sure what that is, look on the left. Onebox is my laptop, and it is …

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Build Day 3 – In With the New: Microsoft Edge, More HoloLens, Azure Logic Apps, and Direct2D

[This post is by Jeff Mlakar, a member of the Business Intelligence Team at Bennett Adelson.  Follow us @BIatBA and @JeffMlakar] This was my third and final day at the Microsoft Build Conference. My first was almost all HoloLens. My second was all data. I tried to find a theme in the sessions I saw …

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My Data Day at Build – Azure Elastic Databases, Azure Search, IoT, Azure Stream Analytics, and more

[This post is by Jeff Mlakar, a member of the Business Intelligence Team at Bennett Adelson.  Follow us @BIatBA and @JeffMlakar] Today was Day 2 for me at Microsoft Build. And it was all about DATA. From the new Azure SQL Database Elastic Databases, to Azure Search, to Big Data, to Azure Stream Analytics, and Azure …

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Simple Augmented Browsing for Website Development and Troubleshooting

Often times developers face the challenge of quickly making a few trivial changes to an existing website just to see how a change of an image or a css style would look. We can make these changes in a development environment, no problem there. But what if you have to do it to a live …

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Adding All Services to an Existing Office 365 User License

When working with our clients, we often find that they have enabled only some of the services within an Office 365 license.  Some companies, for example, may enable E3 licenses for a subset of users, but they don’t enable Lync Online.  While it’s very easy to add a service from within the Office 365 Admin …

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JavaScript & CSS – Lessons Learned from the Field

In the past year, I’ve been able to work primarily on SharePoint intranet projects – both from the perspective of re-branding an existing site, as well as creating new, branded sites from scratch. These efforts were made much easier through the power of JavaScript and CSS, and they continue to be essential tools for any …

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InfoPath is Still Alive

In January 2014, Microsoft announced the end of any future updates to InfoPath, with an implication that it might not be included in the next version of SharePoint. A year later, Microsoft has officially confirmed that InfoPath Forms Services will continue to be one of the services included in SharePoint Server 2016, and its inclusion …

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SharePoint 2013 Search Results Not Returned – Alternative Access Mappings (AAM)

Worked through a search issue last week.  Hope this post helps to give some guidance. We had a Default Zone URL called http://foo It was extended to FBA on the Internet Zone with URL called http://bar We configured a content source that crawled the Internet Zone, i.e. we crawled http://bar. Here are the results: http://foo

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Variations Not Working After SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

A customer had a SharePoint 2010 site collection that we upgraded to SharePoint 2013. The variation pages propagation jobs were set to run every three minutes. The publish of an existing page in the variation root caused a “Started…Finished” propagation log entry with no information about the child variations: Page update variations was automatically started …

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